Fuchsias

Time Out At Trengwainton

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How time flies! I was just contemplating whether or not it was too soon to write another post about one of my favourite Cornish […]

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Polegate Cottage: Three Months On

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It’s been three months since we bought the house next door. The idea is to convert The Watch House and Polegate Cottage into one […]

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Beaded II

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We had family from Sheffield staying at The Watch House last week. In contrast to early August the weather was atrocious. From what I […]

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All Systems Go!

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Here at The Watch House we are steadily building up to our second annual National Gardens Scheme open weekend on August 1st and 2nd. Unlike last […]

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Knocking Through

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I’ve been a bit quiet of late and that’s because I’ve been buying a new house. We are not moving, but knocking through into […]

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Trengwainton Gardens, Cornwall

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From a very early age my parents took me and my sister to visit gardens. I like to think the reason was to cultivate […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Fuchsia arborescens

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It was one of those “let’s just buy it and see what happens” purchases, but so far Fuchsia arborescens has proved worth the investment. […]

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Wallington Hall, Cambo, Northumberland

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Northumberland is a wonderful, wild, unspoilt county in the north of England, once the frontier between rampaging Celts and civilised Romans. The region is […]

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The Evening Crowns The Day

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‘The evening crowns the day’ was one of my grandmother’s favourite sayings.  As is so often the case in Cornwall where she lived, a […]

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A Feast of Foliage

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Whether it’s the sun, too much water or too much food I don’t know, but the garden in going nuts at the moment. The […]

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The Stage is Set

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It struck me last weekend that, amid all the frantic garden visiting, I’ve written very little about what’s been going on in our town […]

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